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NPD Group has released a listing of the top ten best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of March 2014. The results can be found above.


NeoGAF’s creamsugar, who always comes through with reliable NPD leaks, has once again shared a few pieces of noteworthy data. Specifically, we have rough US sales estimates for four Wii U titles.

They are as follows:

Rayman Legends – about 99,000 units sold
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate – about 97,000 units sold
Sonic: Lost World – about 94,000 units sold
The Wonderful 101 – about 65,000 units sold

creamsugar also says that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has sold about 240,000 units on 3DS.


In its monthly NPD response, Nintendo revealed that Wii U sales increased by 25 percent in February compared to the year prior. That statistic allows us to determine a rough estimate of the number of consoles the company sold across the US last month.

So how much did the Wii U sell? About 82,000, based on the calculation. That’s not a whole lot, but Nintendo seems to be pleased that sales are up as a whole.


NPD Group has released a listing of the top ten best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of February 2014. The results can be found below.

  1. Call of Duty: Ghosts (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, PC)
  2. The Lego Movie Videogame (360, PS3, 3DS, Wii U, Xbox One, PS4, Vita)
  3. NBA 2K14 (360, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, PC)
  4. Thief (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  5. Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3)
  6. Battlefield 4 PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
  7. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (360, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Wii U, PC)
  8. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, 360)
  9. Minecraft (360)
  10. Bravely Default (3DS)


Nintendo has issued its monthly response to the latest NPD report. Last month, Wii U and 3DS both experienced positive sales.

On Wii U, hardware sales rose by 25 percent over the same month last year. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze sold 130,000 copies between physical and digital sales. In total, Wii U software sales are up 180 percent over the same month in 2013.

3DS also saw an increase in software sales – 25 percent specifically. Bravely Default was a success for Nintendo having sold over 200,000 copies in a little over three weeks.

You can find Nintendo’s full NPD response below, which includes more information about the company’s sales performance in the US last month.

The ever-reliable NPD leaker “creamsugar” has come through with one piece of noteworthy data.

Last month, Wii Fit U is said to have sold under 20,000 copies. Those sales were obtained in a little less than a month.

Wii Fit U is selling at an incredibly slower rate than Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus, though that was to be expected. Wii U has a much lower installed base than its predecessor, for one thing. Also keep in mind that Nintendo has been offering the title on the eShop, and allowed console owners to purchase the digital version for just $20 by syncing their Fit Meters.


This month’s NPD report reveals updated lifetime sales figures for a trio of Nintendo titles in the US.

First up, Pokemon X/Y has sold more than 3.25 million copies since launch. Over 125,000 units were moved in January.

We’re also hearing that Super Mario 3D World’s lifetime sales have climbed to 655,000 copies while The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds sits at 715,000 units.

Game Informer also reports, “3DS and Wii U software sales were up 6 percent and 26 percent when normalized for a four-week month.”

Source 1, Source 2

NPD Group has released a listing of the top ten best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of January 2014. The results can be found above.


NPD’s annual report for 2013 is in, and it reveals all sorts of figures about consumer spending in the US.

Last year, Americans spent $15.39 billion on new, used, rental and digital titles. Yet despite the seemingly high number, sales only saw a 1 percent increase year-over-year.

Physical sales were down in the states 11 percent compared to the year prior. However, digital and mobile transactions offset the decline.

Hardware sales increased by 5 percent year-over-year, resulting in a 2 percent gain in overall spending.


Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter has provided his NPD hardware estimates for the month of July 2013.

Here’s the full roundup:

PlayStation 4 – 375,000 units
Xbox One – 350,000 units
Wii U – 60,000 units (would be up 5% year-over-year)

Pachter also says that fall/holiday titles from 2013 will drive software sales for January. These include Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, EA Sports’ titles, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Just Dance 2014, NBA 2K14 and GTA V.

Overall, software sales are anticipated to fall by 20 percent – $300 million this year compared to last year’s $373 million.

A continued decline in sales isn’t expect for the rest of 2014, Pachter says.

“In a nutshell, we think that the rapid ramp in sell-through for next generation consoles will cause an unprecedented ramp in next generation software sales, and notwithstanding current generation software sales weakness, we expect overall industry software sales to rebound into positive territory later this year. We believe this rebound is not only sustainable, but we expect it to be dramatic in the back half of the year, with double-digit gains expected.”


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